Artificial Kidney Development Advances, Thanks to Collaboration by NIBIB Quantum Grantees

Newswise imageCreating an artificial implantable kidney would be an epic advance in medicine and could address a chronic shortage of donor kidneys needed for transplant. Researchers who have been at this quest for the past 15 years face the challenge of how to keep the blood flowing smoothly through the artificial device without clotting. They are combining expertise in artificial kidney development and in computer simulation of blood flow to surmount the problem.